Honesty is the best policy, because it leads to improvements.
And we're generally obsessed with improving our relationships with those we care about (in a good way that it, I may have worded that poorly), so if we find out that our SO likes compliments, we'll try to keep that in mind and compliment more freely.
It's not that we dislike comlimenting other people, it's more that we don't really appreciate that it's important on a subconscious level.
If you have a parental figure that is healthy, perhaps you'd become an advocate of their type.
Personally, my parents are ESXJs, and they've ruined any consideration of me dating someone as loud or as rule-bound as they are.
But, if I were to meet a health ESFJ or ESTJ, en perhaps my opinion would change.
Most of the MBTI relationship stuff is assumption, which can either come from two areas:
- Previous experiences with the type.
- Representations from the type descriptions.
So, yes, parental figures can definitely affect what preference you have in regards to dating certain types.
Though, it'd probably be best if you threw out assumptions that types give.
The I in MBTI stands for Indicator, it's not a dictionary, if you follow.